Developer: Silicon Knights

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Release Date: August 19, 2008

Canadian developer Silicon

Knights is known for its small but rapidly growing number of behemoth

titles, which include Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. The company will be diving

into its latest digital saga, Too Human, with Microsoft in August.

Too Human chronicles

the journey of the cybernetic god Baldur as players battle against forces

that threaten all mankind. When an ancient machine puts the galaxy in

danger, Baldur is charged with utilizing his powers to protect the world

from monstrous beings that are hell-bent on destroying any and everything

that stands in their way.

Too Human is an action-adventure

RPG, similar to Mass Effect and Champions of Norrath.

Players will be able to customize their character by leveling up and

obtaining different types of equipment through Baldur’s travels. While

the game starts out with five classes, Silicon Knights has announced

that they will be adding more via downloadable contentment. They also

hinted at additional quests that will eventually be available for download,

lengthening the game’s replay value. Skill classes, customizable characters,

cybernetics, and item hunting all await players in the fictional world

of Too Human

Silicon Knights knows that

players love connecting and joining forces over the internet, so they

made sure to include an online 2 player co-op mode via X Box Live that

will allow players to meet and adventure together to search for rare

items and complete quests.

Here are some things gamers

can expect from Silicon Knights’ upcoming release:

Thrilling action-RPG gameplay.

Unlike some games that may force players to choose between two genres,

“Too Human” combines all the creative economy features and social

experiences of a typical RPG, such as collecting loot and leveling up,

while maintaining the excitement of an action game. With a wide array

of weapons, armors, cybernetic implants and skills, players have an

unprecedented level of customization with their characters.

Explosive melee and firearms

combat. It will take more than brawn and raw strength to supplant

the machine hordes. Using a sophisticated blend of seamless melee and

high-tech weapons combat, players have the power to vanquish foes near

and far. Witness the fluid grace of heroes and enemies in battle as

enacted by the acclaimed motion-capture group Full Action Stunt Team

(FAST). Feel each punishing blow through advanced visual effects made

possible through the power of Xbox 360.

The birth of an icon.

Fight as Baldur, a powerful cybernetic god battling his way through

enemy armies to become one of gaming’s renowned iconic heroes. From

weaponry and armor to combat techniques and combos, players can fully

customize Baldur to become the best possible hero.

Advanced cinematic presentation.

Characters and environments come to life with amazing visual fidelity.

Experience the full excitement of combat through a dynamically driven

presentation system that portrays the combat with cinematic quality.

Survive pulse-pounding battles against hordes of on-screen enemies set

against the vast landscape of the “Too Human” world. A sweeping

orchestral score sets the mood for heartbreak, anger and blood lust

as each tune encapsulates the gamer within the immersive gaming environment.

New level of accessibility

through intuitive combat. Perform Baldur’s elaborate and complex

combat maneuvers, and chain together rapid-fire attacks and combos with

ease. Through the use of an intuitive combat system, “Too Human”

delivers gameplay that is easy to learn and rewarding to master.

Shared experience. Conquer

the world of “Too Human” alone or with friends in advanced, online

two-player co-op gameplay through the Xbox LIVE service. Online co-op

play requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership.

Modern take on classical

Norse mythology. In a world ruined by centuries of war, “Too Human”

chronicles the epic story of Baldur, favored son of Odin and one of

a group of humanity’s protector, the Aesir. As Baldur, you must destroy

the ancient war machines that threaten the world, but to do so you must

balance your sense of duty and honor against your lust for revenge —

perhaps even sacrificing your humanity in the process.

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